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CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

Study Skills You Absolutely Need to Rocket Learning Results

It’s a question that tortures every student: How can I improve my study skills? Is there any way to do it fast and effectively?<p>First off, you need to …

The ultimate guide: How to become a UX Designer

But a formalized university education certainly doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately, you won’t find a huge selection of formal UX university programs, but you can certainly break into the field with a related degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, graphic design, visual design, UI design, and …

15 Mobile App Prototyping Tools to Create Prototype in a Day

Posted by Tomas Laurinavicius on July 13, 2016 - Get free updates of new posts<p>I have been writing about why you should start in mobile business, how …

4 Simple Remedies For Burnout Backed By Science

Feeling burnt out? Recharge with these four proven–and doable–strategies.<p>After working on a demanding grant application for a charity for several weeks, I was exhausted. When my boss asked me to perform simple tasks it was all I could do not to snap at her. And when my colleagues and friends asked …

Phishing emails still surprisingly effective, reports Google

Phishing emails — spam messages that purport to come from a legitimate source but which actually lead to a fake website — are still a surprisingly …

DARPA funds $11 million tool that will make coding a lot easier

DARPA is funding a new project by Rice University called PLINY, and it's neither a killer robot nor a high-tech weapon. PLINY, named after Pliny the Elder who wrote one of the earliest encyclopedias ever, will actually be a tool that can automatically complete a programmer's draft -- and yes, it …

Microsoft will replace Lync with Skype for Business in the first half of 2015

Microsoft today announced it will be replacing its enterprise-focused instant messaging app Lync with a new Skype for Business tool. The company is promising Skype for Business will remain an Office 365 service when it replaces Lync sometime “in the first half of 2015.”<p>Microsoft Lync, formerly …

You Too May Be A Victim Of Developaralysis

Dear developers: Do you feel insecure because you’re only fluent in a mere eight programming languages used across three families of devices? Does exposure to yet another JavaScript framework make you shudder and wince? Have you postponed a pet project because you couldn’t figure out which cloud …

iPhone-connected ‘Ambi Climate’ makes your existing air conditioner smart

We’ve already seen a few companies working to turn our current household appliances– everything from thermostats to crockpots– into smart devices controllable with our smartphones. The latest is a new crowd funding project looking to raise funds for a device that will make any window air …

Hacker News Launches Read-Only API

When you have a site called Hacker News that’s a destination for developers, startups and anyone interested in the startup world, it only only makes sense to have an API.<p>Today the Y Combinator run Hacker News site announced its own API so developers will no longer have to scrape the site for …

Highfive: A new device and cloud service that will fix your meetings and video conferences

Even with technological advances in other aspects of our lives, business meetings have remained frustratingly antiquated. Conference calls, which often still take place over traditional landlines, are spent talking over each other, while the first chunk of in-person meetings is wasted trying to get …

Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.<p>"If you're solving a problem that is real to them, they're going to come out of the woodwork."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

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Samsung unveils 105-inch Curved and Bendable UHD TVs

At IFA 2014, Samsung isn’t just about Android smarrtphones, or even Android printers for that matter. It is also giving the crowd something gawk at …

Motorola Launches $249 Moto 360 Smartwatch Featuring Android Wear, 'All Day' Battery Life

Motorola has officially launched its Moto 360 smartwatch, an Android Wear device featuring a circular 1.65-inch scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass display, a leather band, "all-day" battery life, and a built-in pedometer and optical heart rate monitor. Motorola has also included wireless charging …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

XBMC media center software rebrands as Kodi to free itself from its Xbox roots

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Pioneering media center software project XBMC is getting ready for a major brand refresh: Starting with the upcoming version …

This browser extension turns Amazon into a pirated ebook search engine

Here’s something Amazon definitely won’t like: A new extension for Google’s Chrome web browser released earlier this month can turn the giant online retail site into a search engine for pirating ebooks.<p>The extension, called LibGen, pulls data from the Library Genesis search engine, which contains …

Rank Hotels Based on the Quality of Their WiFi

There are few things more frustrating than booking what you think is a great hotel, and then learning about the woeful WiFi service you are subject to when you arrive… having almost certainly already paid for your stay.<p>There may be a remedy for that, or at least a way to wise up on crappy hotel …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than …

27 Sneaky Ways To Save $100s A Month

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b> <i>Grandparents.com</i><p>Think you can’t save? Think again! Sure, it seems like there’s not much wiggle room in your budget, due to the rising costs of basic necessities—but that’s all the more reason to have a slush fund. Fortunately, there are plenty of painless ways to siphon cash from even a …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

3 Ways Tai Chi Trains the Brain

Your brain on meditation: calm, clear and confident. Your brain on Tai Chi: calm, clear, and confident. As a practitioner of both meditation and Tai Chi, I can attest to the shared outcomes of each practice.<p>But, I've seen students wrestle with the challenge of finding time to do both. While it's …

'Bedtime Procrastination' Is A Big Problem, But The Solutions Are Surprisingly Simple

Children do it. Adults do it too. But <i>why</i> do we wind up putting off pillow time even when we're dead-tired?<p>Scientists at Utrecht University in the Netherlands have dubbed this peculiar phenomenon bedtime procrastination -- and they show in a new study that it may be more harmful and more widespread …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Steam In-home Streaming now open for business

Valve's strategy to take on the gaming consoles enters a new phase, with its home network game streaming service moving out of beta and into open use.<p>Valve's war for the heart and mind of the lounge room gamer continues, with the official launch of Steam In-Home Streaming the latest salvo from the …

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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Employees (And Their Gadgets) Pose Security Risk to Workplace

New report shows a rise in the number of secure mobile apps, as IT managers fortify corporate networks.<p>As scary as hackers are, they may not be the biggest security threat weighing on corporate information technology executives.<p>Rather, it’s the growing number of employees who bring their …